You are going to the beach for the day and you want to bring your phone, but you’re worried that the salt and sand might damage it. You could leave it at home, but you might need it to take cute pics with your friends – er, finally enter your expense reports from that business trip last week. Not you? How about this one:
SPLASH. Your friend just pushed you in the pool, fully clothed, as a joke. We all have that one friend, right? But it doesn’t seem so funny when you realize your phone was in your pocket. Now you are soaking wet and your phone is completely destroyed.
Or maybe you simply want to protect your phone because you don’t want it to suffer any damage this summer. Whatever your situation, here are a few ways to waterproof, sand-proof, and sunscreen-proof your smartphones.
1. JOTO Universal Case Bag
A step up from using an actual plastic bag, this case uses the same concept, but makes it more durable and reusable. This is a budget friendly, light-weight option. And it’s universal so it fits iPhones and Androids.
2. LifeProof Case
This case offers all around defense from all the elements, while remaining slim. Say good bye to the bulk and hello to lightweight protection. It’s a little on the expensive side, but it is worth the price to have a worry-free summer.
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3. Lifejacket Float
Maybe only having a waterproof case isn’t enough. If you are, say, on a boat or kayak a case alone will not prevent the phone from sinking to the bottom of the ocean, never to be seen again. But don’t fret; LifeProof also makes a floatation device for your precious cellphone. Keep it safe on your adventures on the water with this phone floatie.
4. Dog and Bone Wetsuit Case
Along with flotation devices, cellphones also have wetsuits. This case is nice and slim and offers a tight fit to keep water out without eliminating your ability to use your phone’s touchscreen.
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Water isn’t the only enemy of your phone this summer. The heat can really do damage to your device. If you can’t find a shady place to store it, you can use the Towelmate. It’s a beach towel that comes with a hidden pocket— the perfect place to keep your phone out of direct sunlight. It’s also a great way to keep it safe from potential thieves while you’re splashing in the waves.
6. DIY Sunblock Case
If you are worried about your phone getting stolen, here is another way to protect it. You can get creative with a do-it-yourself sunblock case. Just empty out an old bottle of sunblock and store your device safely inside. If you aren’t feel crafty though, you can purchase an inexpensive version here. It’s an inconspicuous way to keep your phone out of sight.
7. Leave it at home
Obviously, if you don’t want anything to happen, the only guaranteed method is to leave your electronic devices at home. Unfortunately that means you can’t tweet or check the latest sales report while you are at the beach or cruising the harbor, but hey— it gives you more time to sit back and enjoy the activities of summer.
Knowing that your mobile device is safe will give you the peace of mind you need to complete your work tasks and work on your tan at the same time. As always, please use these devices at your own risk. Altova is not affiliated with any of the products mentioned here.